Wildlife and Conservation Biology Minor

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Wildlife and Conservation Biology Minor

Program Overview

The minor in Wildlife and Conservation Biology serves as a concentrated study, beyond a student's primary major, that allows students to explore their interest in wildlife ecology and conservation and their passion for nature and the outdoors.

Students interested in a minor in Wildlife and Conservation Biology must complete a minimum of 5 courses and 20 credits. Up to 8 credits can be used to satisfy both major and minor requirements. A maximum of 2 EcoQuest courses may be used to satisfy requirements. Appropriate course substitutes from other study-abroad programs may also be used with permission.  

Contact

Natural Resources and the Environment
114 James Hall
Durham, NH 03824

Phone: (603) 862-1022

  • Avid hiker heads to the beach for a transformative summer internship
    Grey Miller ‘20, who chose UNH for its easy access to hiking and camping in the White Mountains, talks about why he jumped at an opportunity to spend the summer collecting data on sea turtles in Vero Beach, Florida.
    Avid hiker heads to the beach for a transformative summer internship
    Grey Miller ‘20, who chose UNH for its easy access to hiking and camping in the White Mountains, talks about why he jumped at an opportunity to spend the summer collecting data on sea turtles in Vero Beach, Florida.
  • A full resume and resilience has made this grad ready for anything
    We caught up with Kimmie Lavoie '17, a wildlife and conservation biology major who recently completed work for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  
    A full resume and resilience has made this grad ready for anything
    We caught up with Kimmie Lavoie '17, a wildlife and conservation biology major who recently completed work for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  
  • Prepared for anything, including a lifetime of learning
    Alexis Blanchard ’20 just returned from a summer internship in Alaska. The wildlife and conservation biology major from Astoria, New York, took some time to tell us about her experience, her love of animals and why she will never stop learning.
    Prepared for anything, including a lifetime of learning
    Alexis Blanchard ’20 just returned from a summer internship in Alaska. The wildlife and conservation biology major from Astoria, New York, took some time to tell us about her experience, her love of animals and why she will never stop learning.
  • Professor Pete Pekins leads a team of undergraduate and graduate students as they track radio-collared moose and their calves to chart their survival.
    Professor Pete Pekins leads a team of undergraduate and graduate students as they track radio-collared moose and their calves to chart their survival.

Curriculum & Requirements

Category 14
NR 650
Principles of Conservation Biology 1
or NR 433
Wildlife Ecology
Category 2
Select one of the following:4
NR 425
Field Dendrology
NR 506
Forest Entomology
NR 655
Vertebrate Biology
NR 712
Mammalogy
ZOOL 542
Ornithology
ZOOL 628
Marine Invertebrate Evolution and Ecology
ZOOL 710
Ichthyology
ZOOL 745
Biology and Diversity of Insects
Category 3
Remaining 12 credits may be chosen from the following:12
NR 615
Wildlife Habitats 2
NR 625
Physiological Ecology
NR 640
Wildlife Population Ecology
NR 642
Introduction to Biogeography 3
or NR 603
Landscape Ecology
NR 650
Principles of Conservation Biology 1
NR 664
Conservation Genetics
NR 711
Wetland Ecology and Management
NR 734
Tropical Ecology
NR 740
Inventory and Montoring of Ecological Communities 2, 4
NR 750
Sustaining Biological Diversity 2
NR 765
Community Ecology
NR 795
Investigations 5
ZOOL 613
Animal Behavior
or ZOOL 733
Behavioral Ecology
Total Credits20

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